Standards describe the demands the quality system has to meet and what has to be arranged. The OECI accreditation programme is based upon the OECI standards for high qualitative cancer care. They are translated in two questionnaires, a qualitative and a quantitative, to assess the current quality in a cancer centre. Both are integrated into an electronic tool (e-tool) for self-assessment.
The standards were developed in 2008 by experts in cancer care and validated through pilot projects. They are based on existing quality standards:
- French manual on accreditation (FNCLCC)
- Dutch Institute of Accreditation of Care (NIAZ)
- Dutch framework for quality of the organization of cancer care (IKNL)
- Accreditation Canada (AC)
The standards were revised in 2015 and are certified by ISQua since October 2017. The 3rd edition was published on the 3rd of December 2019.
Certification by the International Society for Quality in Health Care External Evaluation Association (IEEA)
The International Society for Quality in Health Care External Evaluation Association (IEEA) was established, as a separate legal entity, by the International Society for Quality in Health Care in 2018 to deliver external evaluation services. The IEEA provides third-party external evaluation services to health and social care external evaluation organisations and standards developing bodies around the globe. The OECI standards are IEEA certified since October 2017.